Words Can Kill. Amanda Cummings, 15 yrs old Staten Island, NY. Walked in front of an oncoming bus Dec. 27, 2011. Had a suicide note in her pocket. The bullies continued to leave comments on her Facebook, such as: “LMAO she jumped in front of a bus. lol” - - even as she lay in a coma.
Every 7 minutes, a child is bullied. bullied.
Adult intervention: 4% bullied.
Peer intervention: 11%
No intervention: 85%
Over half of teens have been bullied online. cyberbullying, Ryan hung himself in the middle of the night.
About the same number has engaged in cyber-bullying.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 14 and 25 in the United States.